Tag: E15

Ohio becomes eighth state to notify EPA it will allow year-round E15 from 2023

Ohio becomes eighth state to notify EPA it will allow year-round E15 from 2023

June 22, 2022 |

In Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine has notified the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that he is taking action to allow the year-round sale of lower-carbon, lower-cost E15 in his state beginning in 2023. Ohio joins eight other Midwestern states that took similar action in April. DeWine is exercising the authority granted to state governors under the Clean […]

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House passes Lower Food and Fuels Cost Act which supports year-round E-15 and biofuel

House passes Lower Food and Fuels Cost Act which supports year-round E-15 and biofuel

June 16, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., Agwired reports that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Lower Food and Fuels Cost Act (H.R. 7606) and RFA, ACE and other biofuel organizations are commending Democratic leadership on the bill which includes Year-Round Fuel Choice Act to expand voluntary sales of E-15 gasoline and a bill to expand biofuel infrastructure […]

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Iowa governor signs into law year-round E15 and expansion of higher blends

Iowa governor signs into law year-round E15 and expansion of higher blends

May 17, 2022 |

In Iowa, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed into law HF2128, the Biofuels Bill. This bill was a top priority of hers, which she introduced to the legislature earlier this year and received strong bipartisan support. This historic bill makes Iowa the first state in the nation to adopt an E15 standard and expands access to higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel across the state, […]

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Nebraska governor signs bill supporting E15 tax credits

Nebraska governor signs bill supporting E15 tax credits

April 20, 2022 |

In Nebraska, Governor Pete Ricketts on Thursday signed LB 1261e during a ceremony at the Nebraska State Capitol.  LB 1261e extends the Nebraska Advantage Rural Development Act, which had been set to expire at the end of 2022. The bill also expands the Nebraska Advantage Rural Development incentive program to provide ten times the amount […]

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USDA outlines biofuels funding following Biden’s E15 announement

USDA outlines biofuels funding following Biden’s E15 announement

April 14, 2022 |

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced steps the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking to implement President Biden’s plan to enable energy independence by boosting homegrown biofuels. USDA is making the following investments as part of the plan outlined by President Biden: ·      $5.6 million for Infrastructure for Renewable Fuels through the Higher […]

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President Biden lifts E15 restrictions to lower pain at the pump

President Biden lifts E15 restrictions to lower pain at the pump

April 12, 2022 |

In Iowa, President Biden toured Growth Energy member plant POET Bioprocessing-Menlo on Tuesday where he announced that his administration will lift outdated restrictions on E15 for the 2022 summer driving season. Available at more than 2,600 gas stations across 31 states, E15 is approved for more than 96 percent of light duty vehicles, which account for […]

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E15 sales reached record levels in 2021

E15 sales reached record levels in 2021

April 10, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., sales of E15, a gasoline blend containing 15 percent ethanol, hit a record 814 million gallons in 2021, according to a new analysis from the Renewable Fuels Association. The 2021 volume represented a 62 percent increase over the prior year and was nearly double pre-pandemic sales volumes in 2019. However, RFA notes, […]

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RFA says Biden Administration putting E15’s growth trajectory at risk

RFA says Biden Administration putting E15’s growth trajectory at risk

April 7, 2022 |

In Washington, sales of E15, a gasoline blend containing 15 percent ethanol, hit a record 814 million gallons in 2021, according to a new analysis from the Renewable Fuels Association. The 2021 volume represented a 62 percent increase over the prior year and was nearly double pre-pandemic sales volumes in 2019. However, RFA notes, this success […]

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Bipartisan Representatives submit Home Front Energy Independence Act to boost E15

Bipartisan Representatives submit Home Front Energy Independence Act to boost E15

March 22, 2022 |

In Washington, U.S. Representatives Randy Feenstra (R-IA), Angie Craig (D-MN), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and Ashley Hinson (R-IA) introduced the Home Front Energy Independence Act, which would expand the production and availability of American biofuels. In an effort to lower energy costs for working families and support economic growth in rural communities, Feenstra and Craig introduced the legislation following the […]

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More than 1,000 farmers and biofuels industry tell President Biden to allow E15

More than 1,000 farmers and biofuels industry tell President Biden to allow E15

March 21, 2022 |

In Washington, more than 1,000 farmers, workers in the ethanol industry, and other biofuel supporters sent a clear message to President Biden on Friday: The solution to record-high gas prices is to immediately allow broader use of lower-cost ethanol blends like E15. “Simply allowing gasoline blenders to sell E15 year-round would instantly help moderate prices at […]

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